US Senate Passes Resolution Celebrating Charter Schools Week
Press Release from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Celebrating National Charter Schools Week
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014 - The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution in honor of the 15th annual National Charter Schools Week (May 4 – May 10, 2014). The resolution was introduced by Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and passed the Senate by unanimous consent.
S. Res. 438 states:
The Senate congratulations the students, families, teachers, and administrators of charter schools across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education; their impressive strides in closing the academic achievement gap in schools in the United States, particularly schools with some of the most disadvantaged students in both rural and urban communities; and improving and strengthening the public school system in the United States.
[The Senate] supports the ideals and goals of the 15th annual National Charter Schools Week, a week-long celebration to be held the week of May 4 through May 10, 2014, in communities throughout the United States; and encourages the people of the United States to hold appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities during National Charter Schools Week to demonstrate support for charter schools.
Click here to read the full resolution. For more information about National Charter Schools Week, please visit publiccharters.org/charterschoolsweek.